President Buhari says the level of insecurity is now declining, hence the need for the Nigerian media to revise its reporting on security challenges in the country. The President said this in a message to mark the Eid-el- Maulud celebration.
President Buhari in the statement issued by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, also said security agencies are effectively responding to the security challenges across the country.
He, therefore, called on the media to address the tone, content, and standards of reporting into security and safety measures, saying time has come to revise the prefixes “rising insecurity” with “declining insecurity”.
The President added that increased cooperation and collaboration from the citizenry, coupled with reinvigorated, dynamic, and energised police, security and military leadership is helping the administration score more victories against terror, criminality, and economic sabotage.
He explained that the reality of declining insecurity should replace the inaccurate narrative of rising insecurity in the country.
The President also called on citizens to commend and encourage security agencies in order to ensure lasting peace in the country.
While congratulating Muslims on the occasion of the Maulud-Un-Nabiyy, the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, he urged the Islamic faithful to embrace forgiveness and closeness to the noble life and teachings of the Prophet whose birthday is being marked on the day.